[wix-users] Need to combine two installers -- one is a bundle
egcastr at gmail.com
Thu Apr 20 14:15:06 PDT 2017
First, I would try the opposite of what you're thinking. Include your
MSI in the bundle. If everything the bundle does must happen after the
MSI is installed, then just make the MSI the first package in the
If you can't do that due to political reasons or some other business
requirement, then you can create a second bundle that installs the MSI
as the first package and the original bundle as the second package.
Edwin G. Castro
On Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 2:07 PM, Sean Krupa
<Sean.Krupa at soteradefense.com> wrote:
> Thanks for taking the time to read my question. I'm going to apologize in advance -- if my knowledge is incomplete or I use language that doesn't seem quite right it's because I'm a hardware guy who got dragooned into building an installer for a project that's up against a deadline.
> Here's what my project entails:
> Build an installer that copies a bunch of files and runs a few applications.
> So far using Wix tutorials and Nick Ramirez's Wix cookbook I've been able to do the following:
> 1. Create an installer that successfully copies all the files that I want -- heat.exe makes a components.wxs from a folder of the relevant files and components.wxs gets referenced in my product.wxs.
> 2. Create a separate installer that successfully runs the applications I want using a bundle (bootstapper, chain, relevant packages).
> What I can't seem to figure out is the best way to merge these two into one seamless installer. I can't add the bundle to my product.wxs directly. The simplest solutions seams to be adding a bundle.wxs to my solution and then referencing it in the product.wxs as well. I can't find any examples of how to correctly reference it.
> If someone could offer some advice on how to correctly reference the bundle or alternatively if there is a simpler way to add my two installers together, I'd be very interested in hearing it.
> Sean Krupa, Ph.D.
> Optical Engineer
> Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc.
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